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Aqua Vista Hotels Travels to the US for 2nd Greek Panorama Tourism Roadshow

Aqua Vista Hotels visited the US and presented its portfolio of luxury hotels in California, during the 2nd Greek Panorama Tourism Roadshow.

Air France to Connect Paris with Dallas for Summer 2019

Air France has announced the launch of a new international service connecting Paris and Dallas with up to five weekly flights for summer 2019.

Air France to Launch Service Between Paris and Seattle in March 2018

Air France has announced a non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Seattle in Washington, USA, as of March 2018.

Korean Air won A380 “Top Operational Excellence” Award

Korean Air received the A380 "Top Operational Excellence" award for the second time at the Airbus Technical Symposium, which was held in Bangkok on 19 November.
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Etihad Airways To Launch Flights To Los Angeles

Etihad Airways recently announced the launch of direct flights to Los Angeles from next year. L.A. will be the airline's fourth US destination.
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Thessaloniki Introduced To U.S. Travel Professionals

US travel agents, tour operators and trade show executives earlier this month toured Thessaloniki during a familiarization trip held by the Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism and the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization.
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Lufthansa Presents North American Route Network

Lufthansa recently briefed Greek travel agents on the Group’s extensive network of products and services in North America at a special event held at the Hard Rock Café in Athens.

Alitalia Launches New Routes

Alitalia announced it would enhance its connections to Greece through 35 weekly flights from Greece to Rome Fiumicino this summer.

SkyTeam Alliance Honored by Business Traveler

The SkyTeam alliance was officially named the "Best Airline Alliance Program" by Business Traveler magazine's "2007 Reader's Choice Best in Business Travel Survey." Business Traveler readers recognized SkyTeam for the alliance's reliability, high-quality service and extensive network.

Tourism Development Minister Shuts Down Hotels

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently shut down 41 small and medium-sized hotels for failure to obtain fire safety certificates. Ms. Petralia, who has continuously expressed her desire to "protect the reputation of Greek tourism" took this decision and...

Thessaloniki Earns Popular Conference Destination Status

The annual publication of the International Congress and Convention Association recently found Thessaloniki amongst the top one hundred conference destination cities for the third year in a row.

Olympic Airlines Expands its Fleet

Olympic Airlines has expanded its fleet as it recently incorporated a new aircraft Boeing 737-400. The new aircraft was acquired through long-term lease from Los Angeles-based International Lease Finance Corporation and was inducted under Greek registry with certification.

Greece Featured on NBC’s Travel Cafe Show

Greece will be featured on the popular Travel Cafe show of the American television network NBC that is hosted by Chuck Henry, the well-known television news co-anchor.

Delta Celebrates 100 Days of Service

Delta Air Lines celebrated its 100th day anniversary for its non-stop service from Athens International Airport to Atlanta, Georgia. To date, the flight, which began in May, has provided service for more than 37,000 customers. The daily flight, aboard a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft,...

Delta’s New Daily Direct Flight to Atlanta

Last month, Delta began its daily direct flights to Atlanta International Airport in the south-eastern U.S., the airline's most important hub and the largest airport hub in the world. This flight gives passengers countless convenient connections to destinations to more than 200...

Forty-nine New Hellenic Tourism Organization Offices Planned

The tourism ministry is planning to establish 49 new Hellenic Tourism Organization offices around the world, in addition to the current 23 international offices, Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a press conference called last month.

New GNTO Offices for North Amercia

Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos announced a major Greek tourism promotion drive in the U.S. market on the first day of a tourism workshop organized by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism. "The U.S. is a high-priority market for us, especially now that we...

Implementation of Announced Tourism Development Measures Imperative

Europe's tourism specialists seem to be coming around to the view that the era of Greek improvisation is over and that a long-term strategy is evolving. "In 2005, you will see the first recovery signs, but the significant rise will come in the next few years when the results of...

Galant Represents All Nippon In Greece

Athens-based Galant Ltd has been awarded general sales agent in Greece for All Nippon Airways. The Japanese carrier began flying in 1974. Today, it is the world's sixth biggest passenger carrier.